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Critical Care Medicine Research | Overview

With several faculty funded by the National Institutes of Health, as well as several other faculty funded with foundation grant support, Critical Care Medicine’s research agenda includes

  • Development of a vaccine against bacteria that is a leading cause of death in children
  • Elucidating the molecular mechanisms of pulmonary hypertension
  • Identifying the genes that predispose healthy infants to develop respiratory syncytial virus bronchiolitis, and
  • Investigating novel measures of lung volume
  • Investigation of perfluorocarbon-mediated gas exchange in pediatric respiratory failure
  • Novel modes of ventilation in pediatric respiratory failure utilizing a large animal model
  • Bench work on metabolic and nutritional derangements in the critically pediatric patient
  • Efficacy of procedures used in neonatal and pediatric transport
  • Use of simulator technology to teach crisis management through observational studies in the field
  • Withholding and withdrawal of life-sustaining therapy
  • Brain death and organ transplantation
  • The ethics of randomized clinical trials
  • Advancing innovations in postgraduate medical education
  • Applying innovative medical educational technologies globally

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